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Kiwi Collection Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Nice location in Vancouver."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiwi Collection part-time

    Pros

    Great location. good travel benefits if you have the time.

    Cons

    Small company with limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    Determine ways for employees to advance.


  2. "Kiwi Collection has come a long way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Kiwi Collection has a very open atmosphere, where collaboration is encouraged. The location of the office is great, on Water Street in Gastown. People work well together and individual contributions are recognized.

    Cons

    none at this time.

    Advice to Management

    continue to provide opportunities for the team for advancement and training.

  3. "Great company culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiwi Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kiwi Collection has a positive work environment and an awesome team. A great company for anyone interested in working in the the luxury travel sector, within a global organization (unique in the Vancouver market) or to build a career in e-commerce. Management are open-minded and approachable.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is limited, although the company is slowly growing so this could change. Vacation and travel benefits could be improved.

    Kiwi Collection Response

    Feb 26, 2017

    Thanks for the review. Appreciate the comment about culture and work environment - it's very important to us.


  4. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiwi Collection (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A small tech-centric company that is a fun place to work. Office is in a historic building in Gastown overlooking the water and mountains, close to transit and lots of restaurants. It's a small team so you get to know everyone and will have the opportunity to participate in projects that you wouldn't at a larger company. Although small, the team produces big projects and has agility and less bottleneck than other companies producing the same quality of work. Company is also growing fast; may even have to move to a larger office. Other perks: team building events, Christmas party at the Fairmont, opportunity to go to conferences for professional development, birthday cake days etc.

    Cons

    Not many travel benefits for a travel company.
    Some employees move between departments but otherwise there is not much room to grow position wise, however performance reviews are consistent.
    There were a couple years of instability but the company is well on track again along with the rest of the luxury industry. Also all remaining management have been in the industry for years and are competent and have the company's best interests at heart.

    Kiwi Collection Response

    Dec 1, 2016

    Thanks for submitting this review, especially since Glassdoor has been removing all our recent positive reviews. I appreciate the comments about the changes that have been made over the past few... More


  5. "Good for first graduate."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for first graduate or junior position. You're gonna learn a lot of stuff that would be useful for future career. Great manager and great coworkers

    Cons

    Compensation somewhat is low. Management keep changing and doesn't offer job security.

    Advice to Management

    Give fair compensation for good staffs and trust them.

    Kiwi Collection Response

    May 6, 2016

    Valid comment about the compensation in the years prior to this review. In the last 2-3 years we’ve since made significant progress and I believe we’re now at market across all positions. It’s very... More


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiwi Collection full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    August 2014:
    Friendly company culture, much to the credit of the president and co-founder
    Smart, open-minded coworkers
    Lots of opportunity to contribute to the success of the company
    Great environment for developers
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Most of the cons aren't really applicable anymore. There was a lot of turmoil a couple of years ago, but since the change in leadership and fine-tuning of the company's focus and business model as well as return to financial stability, it's been a much better place to work.


  7. "Good small Vancouver company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, smart people, good location

    Cons

    Tough market, small company is in a pond with very big fish.

  8. "Love coming to work every day!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiwi Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - High energy, fast paced environment
    - Day to day tasks have a big impact to the overall company
    - Great people to work with; fun company events
    - Long working hours is an exception, not the norm. Feels rare for a tech company.
    - Feeling that the company can really take off at any moment
    - Gastown (Vancouver, Canada) is a fantastic neighborhood to work in with tons of tech buzz surrounding it.

    Cons

    - Fast paced environment can be stressful
    - Lots of turnover in the past*
    - Too much work to be accomplished; not a lot of downtime
    - Lack of communication between departments

    *There was some issues with Senior Management in the past, though there has been much housekeeping since.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on only the projects that are going to have the biggest impact.


  9. "Great people that work there! Pay is pretty good!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiwi Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People
    Good Pay :)
    Great Office

    Cons

    Communication is lacking a bit from upper management. Also not alot of room to grow within the company.


  10. "Great potential with a lack of focus & not trusting employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiwi Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hmmm...travel perks and great colleagues....

    Cons

    I worked for Kiwi Collection a few years ago and I hear that many things have changed, however, during my time there, people within the same unit, with the same experience and duties where getting significantly different pays and there was no trust or no way you could work with upper management to reach your career goals. Terrible work culture that is trying to promote amazing Travel destinations don't go hand in hand.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop restructuring every 5 months....


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